Hey listeners out there - miss me? I've been a little MIA for... well, months now. Maybe even since before my birthday.
I'll share why, because you all are friends, and I enjoy baring my soul here.
My mother passed away in April. The months leading up were both good and awful, but clearly my focus was pulled.
She was my light, my rock, my roll, my everything. My mom meant and continues to mean the absolute world to me. But music was tough to handle in this time. It had this extreme ability to lighten my load and make it better, or bring me so far down I wanted to drive off the road.
Anywhos, I'm sure I'll have much more to say on this matter as we go on. But I wanted to get back here and share the thing that, no matter where it takes me, I love.
Today I flipped over this quotes book my mom got me a while back and it said "We all need someone who gives us the courage to be who we're meant to be." I heard this new song off Kelly's album the week it was released (before it became her latest single) and immediately felt powerful again. My mom raised me to be so strong and fight for life and what I want. So I post this, one the three month anniversary of her death, to celebrate her gift.
If you've never heard Kelly's entire album, you should get on Spotify right now and take a full listen. She both write and chooses amazing music to record.
This song in particular is one of her less-than-powerhouse songs, but I believe still one fo the most powerful songs on the album. Yes, the title implies uplifting, which is just about exactly right. The music in is goes from quietly great to something to let go to. Overall, just one of the better songs I've ever heard from her.
This is Kelly's latest single, and while musically it's a lot like everything she's been putting out lately, this is the queen of feel-good girl songs in the past few years. I think she's got something both powerful and uplifting here. Check out the second verse:
This is an anthem and a way of moving on, which Kelly always seems to bring around right when its needed. She's so happy with her life now, according to interviews at least, and this is her expression of it. We should all be so glad to shuf off the bad in
Because songs define our moments.